Kiribati | 30 January 2024

Tourism Authority of Kiribati launches the PSDI-supported Sustainable Tourism Policy and 2024-2026 Strategic Plan

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The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) on 13 January 2024 launched the destination's first ever Sustainable Tourism Policy, alongside it’s 2024-2026 Strategic Plan.

The sustainable tourism policy outlines the Government of Kiribati’s vision for a sustainable tourism sector, that is not only a source of sustainable economic development, but also serves as a stimulus for conserving the country’s natural and cultural heritage and a vehicle for ensuring positive social outcomes. The policy lays the foundation for whole-of-nation tourism sector planning and provides a 10-point action plan towards achieving Kiribati’s sustainable tourism vision.

The policy highlights Kiribati’s commitment to sustainability and sets it aside as one of the few countries in the region to formalize its commitment to a sustainable tourism sector through a dedicated policy.


Kiribati Minister for Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, the Honourable Michael Bootii Nauan (right) and Australian High Commissioner to Kiribati, Ms Karen Bray (left), at the launch of the documents.

The 2024-2026 Strategic Plan aims to “unlock the potential of the Tourism Authority of Kiribati” and outlines the organization’s key priorities and strategic initiatives for the years ahead.

Developed throughout 2023 with PSDI support, including consultations and engagement with all relevant sectors and stakeholders, the policy and the strategic plan are important guiding documents in realising the Government of Kiribati’s vision for a sustainable tourism sector that stimulates economic growth, supports job creation, and generates income for Kiribati communities.

PSDI congratulates Kiribati on this milestone achievement and looks forward to continuing to work with TAK to support the policy’s implementation.

More information can be found on the SPTO website here.

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